HeyDingus for Relay FM for St. Jude for Ending Childhood Cancer
TL;DR: Donate here to help end childhood cancer.
I’m a little late in kicking this off, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Just like last year, I’m pitching in (and asking you to, too) to help the Relay FM podcast network raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
If you don’t know about St. Jude, they take care of kids with cancer. They provide the best care, transportation, food, and everything their patients need, and they don’t charge their families a single dime. They also do cutting-edge research for treatments and cures, and share that research freely around the world.
It’s hard to think of a more worthy cause to donate to. With the leadership from Relay FM, the Apple community has rallied over the past five years to raise over $2.5 million — real, noteworthy, life-saving money.
I lost two family members to cancer this year. And although they weren’t children, it sucked. Treating and curing cancer for anyone and everyone is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart.
For my part, I’m donating .01% of that total (that’s $250 for the percentagely-challenged) and I’m hoping you, yes you, will contribute toward matching it to meet my goal of raising $500 with HeyDingus readers. There are some neat incentives you can earn from Relay FM by donating $60 (a digital bundle) or $100 (the digital bundle plus a sticker pack), but for just $50 I’ll personally build you a custom shortcut for your Apple device as a thank you.
Don’t let those amounts limit what you send to St. Jude, though. The best donation advice I can give is to give not until it hurts, but until it feels really good. Maybe you’ll use themarcooffset.com to calculate a starting point.
And don’t forget to use St. Jude’s tool to see if your employer will match your donation! That can double the effectiveness of every one of your dollars without any extra effort.
The overall Relay FM fundraising campaign culminates in the annual Podcastathon, held this year on September 22 for a full 12 hours. It’s an effort that’s as zany and entertaining as it is emotionally moving. I encourage you to check in throughout the day and also, more importantly, donate!
The campaign ends at the end of September (although St. Jude will gladly accept your generous donations year-round). As they say, donate early and often.